Birthday9/13/1980

Favorite Shoe: Saucony Peregrine on the trail, Saucony Freedom ISO on the road

Favorite Distance: 50k, but I’m sure 50mi and plus will soon become my favorite

Favorite Place to Run: Angeles National Forest, or any mountain really…

Favorite post-race meal: Grilled salmon steak with roasted veggies

Training philosophy: It’s going to be hard, no matter what’s the goal. Because if it’s easy it’s not worth it. So better put on a good smile and enjoy the journey!

Favorite or go-to workout: Up and down the Gabrielino trail (it’s my namesake trail after all!)

What I like to eat/drink before a run: a whole wheat bagel with cheese or eggs, and strong coffee

Favorite quote that inspires me: “There are a million reasons why you can’t. Focus on the few reasons why you can” Kara Goucher

Why I run: because running is what makes me feel alive, connected to the world and to nature. And probably because I’m hopelessly addicted to running

Where to find me when I’m not running: working in the lab, working out, eating, sleeping, planning my next run

Personal best

  • 5K: 17m 39s
  • 10K: 36m 46s
  • 1/2 Marathon: 1h 21m (Pasadena Half Marathon)
  • Marathon: 2h 49m (Boston Marathon 2019)
  • 50K: 4h 17m (Whoos in El Moro 2019)
  • 50 Miles: coming soon
  • 100K: coming soon
  • 100 miles: coming soon